Age with dignity

SPIRITUALITY

It is such a waste if we spend so much time trying to please others, manage our reputations to fit into this world, be accepted by everyone and to be “normal.” But we are not of this world. We are only visitors here. If we get caught up in the materialism of this world and forget our spiritual existence we will never be able to give anything good or worthwhile to humanity, animals, the environment or the planet. When you come from a spiritual place you are centred, relaxed and at peace. You can better connect with your purpose and fulfil your destiny. Your destiny may end up nothing like you thought it would but it will be so much better. There will still be suffering and challenges to overcome because no one is immune but if you have spiritual faith and belief you can keep on going. Fear is only a thought in the mind. If you are afraid to step out of your comfort zone remember your spiritual place. You belong in this world because you exist and are a part of the planet itself. don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Dream big and keep faith that your dream will live and grow.

Written by Carmen Verne

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Media Frenzy and Trump

I am watching a program on SBS about the New York Times and Trump. In my next life I would be a journalist, not that I am that good at writing, but it is so much more interesting than any career I have had so far in my life.

I have noted that what you think, say and do creates an energy which then concretises that thought and manifests it in action in real life. This is powerful and real. It is not sci fi. In the program I am watching New York journalists were investigating and writing about the “Russian connection” after and prior to the US election. In a sentence they change a word from “fraught” to “dire” to “treacherous”.  I think the latter word borders on a question of legality. Are these journos Democrats after an impeachment? Probably, but it seems they are after a good story. Is Trump right when he says “It’s a witch hunt?” It looks like one because all the journos are obsessed with everything “Trump”. But they have to beat other media to the story, the story they are following and hypothesising about, and they are now in the lead.

Their hypotheses manifest in facts and data as it is collected. They have less than 10 – 15 minutes to type up the story to meet the press deadline. They type really fast while they are on the phone talking with their contacts. They compose really fast and are good writers, whereas I had to do a remedial writing and grammar course in my first year at university.

Now I am going to the New York Times twitter feed to see how obsessed they are with Trump. Despite his alleged “misogynist” behaviour I quite like Trump, after all he is quite the entertainer and knows how to create world wide drama and panic. Panic for the Press to meet their deadlines I meant.  My own personal panic is medically not globally based. Returning to the New York Times twitter feed, there are only 4 tweets about Trump in 12 hours. Three are about separating families of migrants and one is about Fear of a Trade War.  The Trump obsession will raise it’s head again because everyone hangs on his every tweet and makes a forensic analysis about it.  The New York Times journos tweets are very eyecatching and look like interesting reads. When I go on the website they offer me a 50% discount on a subscription.

Yep, I have finally decided to come back in my next life as a political journalist.

 

Written by Carmen Verne

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Evening Fog

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You want to write something stunning just like this photo but you are too tired and you have to get up early in the morning. This necessitates that you stop thinking and writing now, right now, and get ready for bed. No, you don’t want to go to bed. You don’t feel like it. You still want to write something stunning, really stunning. Something you have not written about before. If you had a lot of time you could do some research on a topic but these days everything you read is like blah! You have read it all before. Occasionally you find a really well written article. It is a bit long but holds some interest. This line of thought is not getting you anywhere because in the back of your mind you know you should have packed up half an hour ago and gone to bed. Well I am going to quit now and write again another day. I will be inspired again sometime, maybe tomorrow or next week. Expect something stunning. I am hoping for that at least. Otherwise what is the point of writing?

Written by Carmen Verne

God and Politics

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Romans 13:1
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

If God chooses judges and authority in the land we must assume that God has chosen our government, in fact all the governments in our current world. That is, if you are a believer. You can trace this back to the old testament.

Deuteronomy 16:18 (NKJV) “You shall appoint judges and officers in all your gates, which the Lord your God gives you, according to your tribes, and they shall judge the people with just judgment.”

Are we too idealistic? When we vote we are hopeful and wait for the fulfillment of a good life that politicians say they will provide if we elect them. The Prime Minister’s after election speech always contains the words “We are a government for ALL the people.” However, it is a well known fact that there are many governments tainted by corruption, the proliferation of human rights abuses, and total disregard for respect and dignity of individuals who do not confirm or fit into societal norms eg. the disabled, ethnic minorities, the homeless etc. This renders and degrades the human condition into a poor reflection of the image of God in whose likeness we are made. That we are sinners is obvious. In this light, that we are better than we act is difficult to comprehend. Looking at the microcosm of human behaviour, it must seem confusing to many. What is the purpose of current 21st century world events in the context of God’s plan? Has free will converted success, profit and greed into a destructive hell on earth as our legacy? Materialism, per se, is not a sin just as money is not a sin by itself. These are simply useful commodities because God loves us and wants the best for us.  People blame other minority groups for the now accepted  “new normal” of the daily terrorist intrusion into our otherwise daily routines. The “New World Order” is wobbling on the ever shifting sands of time and already obsolete. We do not need religion to fix these problems because most of our problems were  originally created falsely in the name of religion. Religious differences are still creating chaos, destruction and death. What we need is a return to living a life saturated in God. God has no religion. God does not place one religion over another. God loves everyone the same. God loves the Prime Minister you hate. God loves the irritating neighbour down the road. God loves your mother-in-law who interferes too much. (That is a very bad joke). God loves everyone equally with all of your imperfections.

Mark 11:25
“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

If we could translate that kind of love to one another and embrace and forgive our imperfections we would be able to embrace everyone in every nation. Political differences could be placed into a different mix, a peaceful mix of brainstorming to give everyone a fair share of the earth’s amazing abundance. We need to slow down and work out what is truly important in our lives and our children’s lives. What will be their future? How can we ďo the right thing and have the character God wants for us? If we put God back into our life and our family’s life and place God centre stage as number one on our “to do” list we will be able to trust in God’s plan for us. We will have the power to put right all the wrongs in the world.

Written by Carmen Verne